Mint Records Signs Hot Panda and Kellarissa

Mint Records Signs Hot Panda and Kellarissa
Following some amazing new material from Vancougar and the Awkward Stage, Vancouver-based indie rock powerhouse Mint Records has announced a fresh batch of signees.

First on the docket is Hot Panda, an Edmonton-based indie pop quartet who Mint describes as "a swath of tunes that sound like anything and everything. Britpop, gypsy swing, opera solos, Robert Pollard style lo-fi jangles, (and) glammy Roxy Music keyboards.” After self-releasing their Whale Headed Girl EP in 2007, the band took to the road and eventually recorded their debut full-length in Winnipeg. Leading up to its release, the band will be embarking on another Canada-wide tour for most of June and July.

Second is Vancouver’s Kellarissa, the solo debut of Larissa Loyva, who formerly contributed to records from P:ano and the Choir Practice. Held together by haunting synths and Loyva’s arresting vocals, her debut album Flamingo will be released by Mint sometime this year. She has two dates slated at Vancouver’s Railway Club in July, but in the meantime, peep the trippy video for "Niagara” below, which was taken from her Tropical Depression EP.

Hot Panda tour dates:

6/12 Vancouver BC, The Railway Club*
6/13 Victoria BC, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church
6/14 Victoria BC, Lucky Bar
6/17 Medicine Hat AB, The Ottoman
6/19 Regina SK, O'Hanlon's
6/21 Thunder Bay ON, The Apollo
6/23 Hamilton ON, Pepper Jacks
6/24 Guelph ON, Albion
6/26 Toronto ON, Rancho Relaxo
6/27 Brantford ON, The Ford Plant
6/28 Waterloo ON, Trepid House
6/29 Toronto ON, Wavelength @ Sneaky Dee's
7/2 Windsor ON, Phog Lounge
7/3 Peterborough ON, Montreal House
7/5 Ottawa ON, Irene's
7/6 St. Catharines ON, Merchant Ale House
7/8 Montreal QC, Le Divan Orange
7/10 Fredericton NB, The Capital
7/15 Charlottetown PEI, Baba's
7/17 Sydney NS, Bunker's
7/18 Halifax NS, Gus's
7/22 Montreal QC, Quai des Brumes

• with Immaculate Machine and Vincat

Kellarissa tour dates:

7/3 Vancouver BC, Railway Club
7/10 Vancouver, BC Railway Club

Larissa Loyva "Niagara”